Eating Out and Eating Local
Let’s face it. Everyone needs a break from the kitchen. Thankfully, that doesn’t mean you have to give up the idea of eating local. Look for restaurants in your area that support local farmers and serve local foods, and you can avoid kitchen clean up and still have a clean conscience.
Here are some restaurants in Indianapolis that proudly serve local foods.
I haven’t had the pleasure of eating here (yet) but I met Chef Regina at the Local Harvest Lunch last year, and she prides herself on using local foods at her restaurant, and regularly changing her menu to do so.
Cafe Patachou serves a wide variety of local and organic options, which they describe in detail on their menu. They also allow dogs to sit in their outdoor seating section, which is a big plus in my book.
Three Sisters Cafe
The “three sisters” refers to beans, corn and squash, and they too use foods from local farmers when possible. They are also known for a wide variety of vegetarian options, which is right up my alley.
Local guacamole? No chance. But Chipotle does make it known that in addition to using hormone-free meat, the also choose to get their chicken from right here in Indiana.